Sub-Saharan Africa

Perspective

Africa’s patchwork of nation-states is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the world’s abundant scientific and engineering expertise in order to address its myriad economic, environmental, and social challenges.

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This article emphasizes the potential of African diaspora scientists to advance S&T development on the continent, and specifically suggests the establishment of an African diaspora scientists federation. 

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This is the story of PEPFAR's creation and early implementation from the perspective of the U.S. ambassador to Uganda, among the first countries in Africa to use data and evidence to describe, track, and treat HIV and AIDS patients. 

Conversation

Lassina Zerbo is executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the 2018 recipient of the AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy.

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While diplomacy and partnerships can foster progress, they will only be effective when scientific research is embedded in an environment of good governance and functioning democratic institutions.

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Intranational and international multi-stakeholder engagement models hold the promise of reducing the global burden of cancer.

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The Carnegie Group of Science Advisers to Presidents and Prime Ministers celebrates twenty-five years as a creative and informal vehicle by which diplomacy shapes global science issues (and vice versa) at the highest levels of decision making.

Perspective

Collaboration between Western scientists and scientists in the DPRK and Eritrea demonstrates that international scientific cooperation can overcome even the most obstructive political complications. 

In the Field

Two graduate students, an American and a Ugandan, who met at a research school in Ethiopia, have dedicated themselves to creating a way to foster more connections between U.S. and African scientists. 

Perspective

The Chemical Weapons Convention's implementing body, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and its Scientific Advisory Board illustrate the relationship between science and disarmament.

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The Uganda Cancer Institute and the Malaria Research and Training Center in Mali, founded in collaboration with the U.S. government, show how combating major diseases through research capacity development can bring countries and scientists together.

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The U.S. PEPFAR program succeeded in massively limiting HIV/AIDS in many developing countries by taking a different approach to foreign assistance: large but targeted effort, measurable goals, bilateral partnerships, and expert planning.